Position Papers

Position Paper by COCERAL, UNISTOCK Europe and EUROMALT on the Commission discussion paper as regards maximum levels for Mineral Oil Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MOAH)

COCERAL, UNISTOCK Europe and EUROMALT, welcome the intention of the EU Commission to ensure a high level of human health protection against possible contamination of food by Mineral Oil Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MOAH), as proposed in the draft SANTE PLAN 2023/2345 Rev.1, and its annex.
However, COCERAL, UNISTOCK Europe and EUROMALT are not in favour of the two suggested options, which:
• opens the door to set maximum levels of MOAH in some food categories or all foods (with some exceptions), including the raw ingredients and products listed in footnote1
• keeps the previous categorization from the SCoPAFF enforcement levels, based on fat percentage.

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